These are decent mid priced deska that can sound decent. However tehy are pretty easy to do some 'hot rod mods' to them to increase the buss headroom, PSU and noise floor to make teh beast a bit quieter. Any tech wroth half his salt should be bale to workthis out with raising a sweat as the IC's were rather common and far superior versions are now available with much better specs..
Nathan has a sereis 30 that got modded with great success.. perhaps shoot him an emaila nd see what he has to say?
That's a decent deal, if the board is in good (or better shape). I got almost the same configuration for $2200 and it was trashed. Tech work was another $3K or so. Still have some mods to go, mainly on the master section which will pretty much be replaced.
We have a 34 series - we recapped the board and replaced all the channel faders (using audio faders instead), as the stock ones significantly degraded the signal. We also ripped out the automation, which never reliably worked. I like the console - a lot of headroom, but short on aux sends and the 24-buss feature is kind of useless.
BTW, anyone know where to find replacement plasma meters for these boards? We have 2 broken ones and haven't found replacements available...
It required a large external computer (for some reason I'm thinking it was an Atari ST?), had its own separate automation power supply... mainly faders, if I recall. If it comes with automation, rip it out!